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It’s Pi Day - I’ll have Apple.

Posted by Denoyer Geppert on

 It’s Pi Day - I’ll have Apple.  Oh wait - that's not what Pi day is all about - but of course you knew that because all  Denoyer-Geppert fans are smarties.

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi).  Some scientists have spend their entire career trying to find pi. Personally my favorite number is 8675309.  Admit it, you reread that number and sang it in your head.


March 14 or 3/14 is celebrated as Pi day because of the first few digits of the Pi equation. Many math nerds around the world love celebrating this infinitely long, never-ending number 3.1415926535897932384626433....
A circle’s angle spans 360 degrees around its centre - is it a coincidence that the number 360 is at the 359th digit position of Pi?

The symbol for Pi has been in use for over 250 years in the academic world, however 4000 yrs ago the principals of Pi were used by the Babylonians and it is part of Egyptian mythology so the mystry of pi has been around awhile.


Larry Shaw of the exploratorium in San Francisco is credited with the first organized celebration of Pi day in 1988 and in 2009 3/14 was officially designated Pi Day.  Here’s Larry Shaw in a regrettable shirt- but hey, it was the 1980’s

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